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On my way to Seoul, I found a ridiculous description of “Trini language”

I’m officially tired. In 36 hours, I would have done the following Edmonton to Vancouver Vancouver to Toronto – stopped off for an all day meeting downtown Toronto to Vancouver then to Seoul, South Korea. Of course, I’m researching everything to do or eat in Korea and I’ve stumbled on some great blogs including this guy’s blog. Pretty good stuff on here, then …

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Can a Trini find a “curry dog and roti” in 48 hours in Seoul?

I’m excited about going to Seoul for a couple reasons – in fact any Trini should be excited to go to Korea for the following reasons : – I love spicy food. Trinis and spicy food go together like white and rice. I’m going Kimchi crazy!! – I fully intend to Gangnam in Gangnam! – I totally intend to have …

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10 tips to make Angkor Wat more comfortable

So after getting into Siam Reap from Hong Kong, we checked into the Le Meridien Angkor Wat. The transport to the hotel in taxi was 7 USD and takes about 20-30 minutes. The hotel seems to be brand new and the welcoming was great. We were greeted and asked to sit down in a sofa. After handing over the passport …

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5 surprise expenses for travellers … and surprise in a shitty way

Visa fees Visas are required for Canadian citizens traveling to some major countries, and the fees can really escalate. Countries like Brazil charges Canadians citizens, a “reciprocity fee” (which is basically a “you want to fuck with our citizens and charge them an arm and a leg to get in your country, then you can take the same thing back …

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I’m finally past the halfway mark … 50 wonders done, 50 to go …

The best part of travelling are the random experiences that happen along the way … that’s a main reason for compiling the experience inventory. Getting hopelessly lost in Morocco, getting stuck in a public restroom in Versailles, marvelling at the rice terraces in Batad, having a gun pulled on me in Palestine, discovering the best pizza and steak in Buenos …

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Daytripping in Malé, Maldives

While in the Maldives, I had the chance for a day tour of the main island Male. Now getting from your resort island to Male, will usually involve some exorbitant day fee … get used to it. You’re in the Maldives now – things are going to be expensive as a foreigner – that thought will make you pass the …

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Elephantasm … Finding Elephants in Kandy

Elephants are cool. Not just because they are these giant, lumbering beasts (kinda like me) but because they are just cool animals. Normally, they’re so decent and tame, but everyone knows that the last thing you ever want to see, is a rampaging elephant. Probably, the most popular tourist attraction in Kandy (2 hrs from Colombo), aside from Murali (he …

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